A Spin Ti bike is nothing less than hand crafted art in motion
The days of the artisan bike builders and truly unique parts have long gone. These days, everyone's on more or less the same bike, built with the same component parts. Well, we're on a mission to bring the art, the craft and the individuality back. With a vengeance.
You can't make Ti bikes in a hurry
You can't make them in a mould, or with any kind of slick mass production. Titanium is notoriously hard to work. It fights back and it has a strong personality. We really love that. But what it takes from us during the many long and arduous hours of fabrication, it gives back to you on every ride. And we really, really love that.
Not all Ti is created equal: real craftsmanship is in short supply
But we happen to employ the world's finest aerospace trained Ti craftsmen and women, and their meticulous work is right there proudly on show. You can see it in every weld. You can feel it in every small detail. Nothing is hidden. We encourage you to compare Spin craftsmanship to that which you'll find on other metal bikes. Hold our Ti frames and components to account against the best you can find at any price. We believe you will not be disappointed.
Titanium looks like nothing else
We love all kinds of bicycles. But it looks increasingly to us that everyone is riding the same bike these days, no matter what name is on the down tube. See that carbon bike with the projectile vomit graphics? Crikey! There's another. They're all screaming "look at me". We prefer not to shout, and the Spit doesn't need to.
Titanium rides like nothing else
Ti comes alive when you ride, and your bike becomes your ally and trusted friend. Steel is closest in feel. But that's only if all your rides are downhill. If you want to ride up hill and fast through the twisty stuff, then the lightweight custom shaped tubes of our Ti frames make for super responsive bikes that sacrifice nothing to stiffness nor power transfer. But just like steel, they don't beat you up.
Spin Ti is properly metal - but it isn't heavy
We like metal. It's reassuringly tough. Yes it's true: titanium is special heavy metal. Yet we turn it into bicycles comparable in weight and performance to the very highest of high-end carbon frames. But instead of plastic you get a bike that is reassuringly metallic. We're talking high-end carbon as our comparison by the way, not the bog standard varieties found at the cheaper end of the aisle. Now, if you're a pro who's being paid to ride carbon then it makes sense. With 3 or 4 new (free) frames every year, who cares? But if you're not a pro? Still want to splash your cash to ride and eventually trash plastic?
The initial cost appears to be high but the lifetime cost isn't: Ti lasts
Impervious to rust, corrosion, road grime, scratches, knocks, dings and everything you can throw at it. No paint to scratch. Looks the same in 10 years as now. Take a good look at any top end carbon, alu or steel frame made 10 or even 5 years ago and see if it can make the same claim. The fact is, you're probably looking at trading in your all-singing & dancing carbon superbike every couple of years. You're thinking to yourself, and quite wisely, can I continue to trust a plastic bike where the entire structural integrity is hidden from view and is unknowable? You can trade in your Ti bike too, but the difference is that you won't actually need to.
The Titanium Spitfire looks pretty but don't be fooled: she's hard as nails
Our road frames weren't named Spitfire by accident. Treat her like a tool. Enjoy every minute of riding her in even the foulest of conditions, safe in the knowledge that when the ride's over, your job's done. No worries about fastidiously cleaning every nook and cranny, wondering when corrosion, delamination or fatigue will start setting in. Just go and put your feet up. If you're the pilot of a Titanium Spitfire, you've earned it.
The lessons from a lifetime of riding
Titanium is an engineer's dream material and it's perfect for bikes. But only if you know what makes a great bike before you even think about bending metal. What we've learnt is what differentiates a great bike from just any bike. It's the thought that goes into the smallest of details. These add up to make a huge difference over a lifetime of ownership. Not just to the ride and performance, but to your pride and satisfaction.
The Spin School of Bike Engineering & Design has evolved through our own lives of riding and studying other people's bikes. And the lessons from a lifetime of riding and learning are exactly those we put into every Spin titanium bike and individually hand crafted component.
Lifetime warranty & crash replacement programme
We're really sorry to bring you bad news, but our titanium frames and parts will most probably outlast their riders and our dear customers. But at least you'll have something nice to leave the kids.
Reason #11 Because the Spin Doctor always cranks his stack to 11
Fully optimised front & rear end package to Spin Your Ride
With Spin, you get much more than just a great Ti frame. We've fine tuned and optimised our frames and custom parts to work in total harmony. Adding, not detracting from the ride and the beauty. So the Mk III comes with matching titanium and carbonic super kit to properly Spin Your Ride.
A serious performance bicycle can only ever be the sum of all its parts, just like an F1 car or fighter jet. If one key component is inferior to the rest, the overall result is noticeably inferior.
At Spin, we simply don't do inferior. Just properly proper.